This fall, the Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) introduced the first modules in a new webinar series called Boot Camp for Distillers. There will be a total of six modules.
Those who want to catch up on the modules that have already been released can access them at the TTB website at no charge. The rest will be added as they’re made available. The series covers a variety of topics, including permits, records, formulas, labeling, plant product integrity investigations and audits.
The TTB enforces federal laws and regulations
The distilled spirits industry is one of the most closely regulated in the country. At the state level, here in Florida, licensing is overseen by the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (DABT). At the federal level, it’s overseen by the TTB.
There are a number of federal laws that govern the distilled spirits industry. They address just about every aspect of the business, including:
- Permit requirements
- Labeling (including warning labels)
- Gauging (determining the proof)
- Consignment sales
- Importation and exportation
Whether you’re starting a business, buying out a business, expanding or changing your product line or services or preparing to close or sell your business, the number of laws and regulations you must comply with can be overwhelming and confusing.
Staying up to date and in compliance with distilled spirits regulations
It’s important to stay up-to-date on the regulations and for you and your management team to take advantage of offerings like this webinar series. Aside from watching the recorded webinars that took place earlier this fall, distillers can register for the next webinar on November 17th at 2:00 pm Eastern Time.
However, it’s also crucial to have experienced guidance in this very specific area of the law. This can save you considerable time, stress, fines and other penalties — and even the potential loss of your license and your business.